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let's start tonight with our pope culture report. >> i think what we're seeing is the world's curiosity about pope being reflected in the news media coverage. >> i'm happy to be a guest in this country. >> pope francis arrived in america today. >> pope, there it is! pope, there it is! >> the pope is here until saturday. he's visiting washington, d.c., new york and pennsylvania. not even going to bother coming to l.a. he said it's a lost cause. >> the trip to washington, d.c., has actually been very educational for the you know, since he's only ever read about purgatory. >> from late night to the front pages to the morning shows. >> we've got our correspondents spread out all over washington. >> pope francis is everywhere, and hollywood loves it. eva longoria and roma dow posts pics outside the white house. maria shriver posed with her children. kirstie alley tweeted, i love pope francis, and kerry washington wrote pope fran
might be my celebrity crush. >> we're seeing so many celebrities expressing excitement about the pope being here. maybe here's why. think about the pope and what he does. he's a story teller. he's telling the greatest story of our time, how each of us can be better people. >> it is math class wednesday, so we'll take your questions. >> >> he's tracking the pontiff's every move on sirius/xm, the busted halo show. >> what i heard people say is under pope francis people of all various levels of society from celebrities down to someone who is not known at all feel more confident and more comfortable talking about their faith, their catholic faith. they seem to be more proud to be a catholic >> luke russert tweeted this pic of nuns tailgating. covering the pontiff isn't cheap. it reportedly cost journalists $25,000 to reserve an anchor booth for the pope's visit to philly. >> it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on coverage of this magnitude. >> there's the fiat. >> but this is truly a once in a lifetime moment. this pope, his first visit to
so it is worth the cost. >> let's get to more news. and there are blake shelton and gwen stefani romance rumors. floating around out there in the universe. it's an interesting idea. let's break down why they could be a couple. the on-air flirtatiousness is constant especially during monday's premiere of "the voice." >> blake, you look supercute in that. if it's real then i don't want to know >> another thing, during interviews, blake and gwen are usually kept separate, which is typical when couples are promoting the same show or film.& as for blake's divorce from miranda, he said today that is amicable. >> our whole thing waman, you know, we're just going to be cool about this. it is what it is. we're buddies. >> and here's why we think blake and gwen aren't a couple. from new york, "e.t." senior news editor says that, despite the rumors, there has been absolutely no confirmation.
>> not one reputable outlet is actually saying they are dating. and their publicists are strongly denying it. >> here's why we hope they're not dating. their couples name, just pick your poison. either blen or gwake. >> victoria beckham took a little tumble. her steady hubby keeping her upright. was she a little tipsy or was it the stilettos? can't say for sure, but she's an expert with those shoes. >> victoria beckham loves her sky-high stiletto that's what she's knnwn for. this w even wore them when she was nine months pregnant. it appears that frank giff favored kathie lee and their kids in his will leaving a lesser amount to his three kids by previous marriage in court docs obtained by "e.t." of the estate. the older kids inherit 2 million. >> we don't know why he did this. frank probably left more money
to his two younger kids who are just starting their lives out rather than their other children in their 50s and 60s. let's be honest, leaving money to your ex-wife is rare. >> let's get to some tv news. michelle turner is here. and ncis was the easy winner last night with more than 17.5 million viewers. but the debut of the muppets is making a lot of noise. aad not just because miss piggy is loud. >> no, not at the show is actually getting attacked for its humor being too racy. racy, the muppets? yeah, that's wha saying. they killed the debut of "scream queens." >> and more controversy on the way tonight on abc's "blackish." only you were on the set. >> this episode centers around the use of the n-word. but they simply call it "the word." this will be an episode people are talking about tomorrow. >> you're not stopping my son from saying the word >> you people are trying to eliminate a word from my son's vocabulary because you think it's ugly.
>> from you, it would be. >> i'm not going to lie. i use i'm not proud of my use of it. >> personally, i do not use it. i wouldn't know how to use it. >> young people of every color and every ethnicity are using it as a term of endearment. >> yes, but what happens when you have a 10-year-old actor on the s the controversial word performing kanye's "golddigger" at a talent show. now i ain't saying you're a golddigger but she ain't messing with no broke >> do you worry about when this airs what people are going to say? >> no. it's just a word. it's only powerful if you give it power. paula deen said it and catches a little flak, but then in turn gets $100 million in funding. quentin tarantino says it more times than i can count in "django" and wins an oscar for it! >> the word is used ten times in 22 minutes. >> man, that's exactly what the white man wants. he either wants nobody to say it
because he can't or everybody to say it because he wants to. >> i can tell you about a phone call i got from some anonymous people. and when i confronted them, you know, one of the guys said, you know, well, just remember you're always a dirty [ bleep ]. >> did you guys talk to the kids about this? >> you know, they get the scripts. they read them. their parents get it. they read through it first and all that. but day one of filming, kenny came down and just made an announcement to the crew. this is what the show's going to be about. by no means are we suggesting or condoning the use of this word. and if it is offensive to anyone, we apologize to you right now. >> we didn't do it for controversy. we did it because we really wanted to tell a good story. >> we don't necessarily answer the question of saying th the way it should be or this is what you should be doing or no one should. we kind of look at it and allow everybody to have their own dialogue about this >> make no mistake about it, the episode is really funny. now, they originally planned not to bleep the word for shock
a mixed audience and they realize it kind of came of offensive than just shocking and played better actually, kevin, bleeped. >> he's really scared about this episode. >> he's nervous. he said the word makes him nervous. this is the most polarizing and galvanizing word, in his opinion, in american history. he doesn't know what's going to happen. >> it will be interes "blackish" is just one of several shows returning tonight. there's a lot to digest. here's what to watch. and crazy for crying >> dude looks like a country crooner on"nashville," but can steven tyler rock all those lines? >> i get nervous. i can't remember my name. i have to have teleprompters out for "dream on" when girls are lifting up their shirts at rock concerts. >> hello. bucket list. duet with steven tyler, check. >> now, let's get to "empire's" epic return. >> for whatever reason, i still
>> so lucius is in jail for murder and he's trying to win over his ex-wife cookie. >> how is cookie going to keep this crazy dysfunctional family together? >> with a whole lot of love. lucius and cookie can love each other one minute and hate e other the next but let something go wrong with one of the boys and they forget all their differences. >> get ready for the goldbergs "risky business" t we learn the secrets of the tom cruise slide on set. a little salt. >> the tighty whities are a little uncomfortable. not going to lie. >> the tighty whities are risky business. >> indeed they are. before tonight's "big brother" finale and "survivor" premiere, host jeff probst and julie chen are right here. did you know that initially julie turned down the "big brother" gig? >> why didn't you want it?
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>> julie did have one fan, cbs president and ceo leslie moonves. >> i was like the first official marriage to come out of "big brother." i probably never would have been on my husband's radar. >> jeff wasn't a sure thing to host "survivor." >> my husband said, look, it came down to phil keoghan or jeff probst. and he was like jeff p >> oh, thank god. i was sweating for a min >> mark burnett and les m changed my entire life. >> "big brother" cha julie's life, too, but it almost didn't happen. >> i tried to turn it d and i was told by the president of cbs news that if i didn't take this job, it could be seen as -- this is a quote -- insubordination. >> why didn't you want it? >> because he told me if i took this job, i probably would never be allowed on "60 minutes." >> that was your dream --
>> that was my life-long dream. lesley said, we need someone, in his words, to class it up a bit. because "big brother" is a little bit -- you know. >> they wanted someone credible. >> and that's only because i think i was like third or fourth on the list. other people turned it down. >> do you still give him grief about it? >> yes. you could have been married to meredith vieira if she said yes. >> this season on "survivor" is a second chance for contestants who didn't win but had a huge presence. it should be crazy from "jump street." up next, it's sexy time with kerry washington as she spills salacious "scandals" secrets about her tv lover. >> i'm a little distracted nibbling somebody's ear. can we cut this? it's getting embarrassing. >> no. >> then donny osmond's first words about the throat surgery that threatened to end his singing career. >> i went for the high note and
yeah. let's start an international incident. >> oh, just so good when they're bad. that is a first look at the return of "scandal" tomorrow night. cameron madison, you lucky man you, got the only behind the scenes look. looks like things get quite steamy. >> that's what all the fans are hoping for, right, olivia and fitz getting it on again. i wanted to findout. so i went right to the place where i could uncover some of the bedroom secrets. let's go to the obvious. we're standing right here in fitz's bedroom. >> my goodness. >> the promos for this season, the tagline is together at last. >> that promo seems to leak the fact that there's some hanky-panky happening at last, but it's "scandal," so there's no guarantee what that means or how long it will last. >> okay. that answer has me thinking promo could just be another dream sequence. but if olivia and fitz really are back together, i've got one
word -- yes! >> i mean, it's tricky, you know. if olivia is doing what she's doing in the promo, what the heck is happening over at opa? >> she's a little distracted. >> a little distracted, nibbling somebody's ear. what? did i say that? >> olivia getting a little distracted. >> and maybe other oh, my god, can we cut? this is getting really embarrassing. >> no. are you kidding me? this is gold for me. yep. these two have done it just about everywhere. as a little gift, we broke down our in the oval, in the shower, in the electrical closet, in their dream home, in the kitchen and, of course, there's the hotel. i worked on soaps for many years and did i don't know how many thousand love scenes in the day. i had my way to prepare. >> what did you do? guys do push-ups all the time. >> i am so embarrassed. i never told anybody that. bu >> do push-ups before the love
they reach up to your hair, they want their muscles bulging. >> by the way, it doesn't make much difference. >> if it makes you feel more confident, then so be it. tony goldwyn does none of that. tony goldwyn sits in a corner and eats ice cream and doughnuts and still looks like he worked out seven hours. that. >> i'm just being honest. >> three things that we need to have a perfect season premiere of "scand >> you need popcorn. >> popcorn. >> you needwine. >> wine. >> you need -- i'm going to give you five. batteries in your remote control. >> yes. >> because you don't want to miss anything. you want to be able to pause. >> you don't want to have to get up. >> you want your social media open, twitter open. you should have something white, white tissues maybe. >> white tissues? >> you might need that. >> oh. >> so basically they're going to make us cry.
me. >> anything can happen on shonda rhimes show. >> and donny osmond. this is scary what he went through. >> absolutely. his voice is his bread and butter, right? here's the back story on this. donny had to have throat surgery when doctors found a bleeding lesion on his vocal cords. his ability to ever sing again was at stake. he talked to me for the first time about undergoing this risky operation. get ready get read >> when was the first time you said, something's not right here? >> i was singing one of the medleys in the show and i went for the high note and it didn't come out. and the next night couldn't hit it. it just got worse and worse and worse. finally mid-june i had to cancel three i just couldn't -- i could barely even talk. >> the voice that made him an american icon was slipping away. surgery was the only answer.
to your vocal cord and you think, okay, please be careful. this was serious. >> i'm sure you were petrified. >> it's my livelihoo it's who i am. it defines who i'm a singer. and when that goes away, you basically strip me of my identity. >> this is the polyp that endangered his voice. after surgery, it's gone. >> well, i just started talking about ten days ago. after the opera he ordered me no sound, not even a whisper for three weeks. after three weeks he put this camera down my throat and i sing for the first time. put it on my facebook account. and within minutes millions of people watched it. so i called up my wife and started talking to her. she said, you sound 20 years younger. they can feel it all over >> now recovered, don
marie's show is coming back to the flamingo las vegas hotel and casino. we were there as he rehearsed a new portion of their act. thankfully, we will hear him sin >> it's a gradual process. [ humming ] >> donny can do just about anything. he and wife debby are unveiling the donny osmond home collection of furnishings. >> a major launch. we'll have our furniture all over the country. we've come out with two lines. we come out with city and country. there's two different lines that you can choose from. >> confession, i am so excited about this because donny actually offered to help decorate one of my rooms in my ne i'm taking him up on it because i'm moving into my new place completely overwhelmed. no idea where to start. >> can i just show everyo the world this pic that donny tweeted out of the two of you. and they call it puppy >> he's my boo. >> for real. i was like, look at these two together. >> in our "entertainment tonight" birthdays, which musician told us he would most likely be a truck driver if not a rock star, bruce springsteen,
springfield?s your 24/7 destination for news on your favorite celebs. travel consideration provided by -- welcome back to the show, everybody. in tonight's "e.t." birthdays, which musician told us that he'd likely be a truck driver if he weren't a rock star. >> probably taking long drives. that probably would have been a good long distance driver or something. >> the boss, bruce springsteen, turns the 66 today. >> jessica alba is sharing her beauty secrets with us. >> you want to get ripped like the stars?